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What causes heart rate to be 54?

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Posted on Sat, 30 May 2015
Question: my mums heartbeat is 54 or little over but the normal is 60 -100 beats.should I be worried or is this normal
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (10 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Is she on any medications?

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this heart beat of 54 that your mom has and all the disturbing thoughts this must have raised. If she has no symptoms, there is no reason to worry. Heartbeats of lower are common in persons who were very fit in their youths. Other common causes are medications. If she is on any medications, especially for heart disease, please report to me for review as this could be a possible cause.

In all, there is no reason to get worried. A one time value of 54 without any symptoms like dizziness, fatigue, feeling of faint, etc. is of no concern. I will like to see this value repeated and also report her medications to me.

I hope this helps. I wish your mother well. Thanks for using our services and do feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Chobufo Ditah (17 hours later)
She. Is on 2.5mg prednisone, was on calcichew but has stopped taking that are weeks ago
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (18 hours later)
Brief Answer:
These medications are not known to slow heartbeat!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for this follow up information.

These medications do not cause a slow heart rate. Like I mentioned before, if she has no symptoms, there is no reason to get worried at this time.

I wish you both well. If there are any further concerns, do let me know and address them at this time.
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Follow up: Dr. Chobufo Ditah (13 minutes later)
So it's normal for her heartbeat to be 54 or so,but it's not always this figure,it does go over 60 sometimes
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, its normal to have lower beats at times!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

The heart rate is not a constant. It fluctuate depending on so many factors. During resting, it is at the lower extreme and during exercise, it goes up. There is no reason to be afraid of a beat of 54 and with no disturbing symptom.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. I wish your mum well.
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What causes heart rate to be 54?

Brief Answer: Is she on any medications? Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. I am so sorry to hear about this heart beat of 54 that your mom has and all the disturbing thoughts this must have raised. If she has no symptoms, there is no reason to worry. Heartbeats of lower are common in persons who were very fit in their youths. Other common causes are medications. If she is on any medications, especially for heart disease, please report to me for review as this could be a possible cause. In all, there is no reason to get worried. A one time value of 54 without any symptoms like dizziness, fatigue, feeling of faint, etc. is of no concern. I will like to see this value repeated and also report her medications to me. I hope this helps. I wish your mother well. Thanks for using our services and do feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.